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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Extended Diploma at Sussex Downs College

Course description

This Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is designed to give you the appropriate experience to enable you to pursue a career as a beauty therapist. There is an increasing need in the rapidly expanding business of beauty therapy for therapists who can exhibit a high degree of professionalism. This Level 2 qualification will give you a range of skills that will enable you to gain employment in salons, hotels, cruise liners, theatre, television and health and leisure centres as a junior beauty therapist. You will develop competence and confidence in ; facial skincare treatments, make-up, manicure, pedicure, waxing, anatomy and physiology, customer care, eye treatments, salon reception and product promotion. Your programme will also include English and Maths which will help you with your course work and prepare you for working life. You will get the chance to visit the professional beauty exhibition in London, enter national competitions, attend specialist workshops and demonstrate your skills in the college annual Hair and Beauty Showcase. Opportunities to shine will include encouragement to take part in internal and external skills events. The programme will enable you to apply to progress to Beauty Therapy Level 3, your next step into working in the beauty industry or those who seek employment in the theatre or television the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Beauty Make-up Techniques would be more suitable.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements.


Your knowledge and understanding in these units will be collected in a portfolio of evidence. Guidance for this will come from your assessor. Your assessor may also ask questions to confirm your knowledge and understanding. Your assessor will also observe your practical performance in one assessment. Your grade will be determined by achievement of assessment criteria and achievement of additional performance standards.

Future opportunities

In order to carry out a wider range of professional treatments and increase your employment prospects it is advisable to progress to the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma, Level 3 Complementary Therapy or Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry

Further information

Additional skills which will help you are: a good standard of personal presentation to reflect the industry, a genuine interest in people, the ability to communicate, motivation and the will to succeed.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 February 2018
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